A Philadelphia recording studio equipped with THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY AND VINTAGE FAVORITES. SUPPLYING EXPERTISE TRUSTED BY LOCAL AND NATIONAL ARTISTS FOR OVER FIVE YEARS. beyond providing a quality recordinG, We work with you to create a discerning, authentic representation of your MUSIC.
Al Creedon got his start as a teenager recording local punk and hardcore bands in his parent's basement. Creedon moved on to a series of internships at different studios in Nashville,TN, assisting various producers in a variety of genres. After completing his degree at Middlesex University in London, Creedon was employed at London's Crouch Hill Studio. He then returned to Philadelphia and began working as a freelance engineer as well as an adjunct professor teaching audio engineering and music theory. In 2012 Creedon was hired as a staff engineer by Kyle Johnson, who had just opened Fancy Time. Together, with Johnson in the role of producer and Creedon as engineer, they made records for bands such as Priests, Creepoid, Bleeding Rainbow, So So Glos and Nothing. Creedon, independent of Johnson, also engineered/produced recordings for bands including Taiwan Housing Project, Slutever, Profligate, Boytoy and Eternal Summers. In addition to his work as an engineer/producer, Creedon is a multi-instrumentalist as well as a proficient programmer on a variety of samplers and sequencers. Creedon is also known for his ability to use equipment in unconventional ways as means to originate new sounds. He has toured extensively as a guitarist in Bleeding Rainbow (Kanine Records) and is one half of the experimental duo I IM EYE MY (Not Not Fun). Creedon assumed ownership of Fancy Time in 2014.
Kyle "Slick" Johnson
After attending recording school at Full Sail, Kyle "Slick" Johnson moved to NYC to pursue a career in music. In 2003 he began working as an assistant to producer Joe Blaney. In the years following, he engineered and co-wrote for Fischerspooner's album Odyssey and worked closely with Dennis Herring as an engineer, programmer and mixer. Kyle's unique production style helped Cymbals Eat Guitars earn critical acclaim for their debut album Why There are Mountains. Relocating to Philadelphia from Brooklyn after 8 years, he opened the doors at Fancy Time Studio in 2010 where he now writes, records and produces most of his projects. Over the years, Kyle has worked with a wide variety of artists including Modest Mouse, The Hives, Rogue Wave, Bleeding Rainbow, Wavves, The So So Glos, 1,2,3, Creepoid and others.
A graduate of Drexel University's Music Industry Program, Cory has been engineering at Fancy Time Studio since fall 2012. Between 2012 and 2014, he provided engineering and editing assistance to Kyle on the bands Cruisr, Cold Fronts, The Extraordinaires, Weekender and others. He specializes in hip-hop, pop and electronic music and is skilled in sampling, synthesis and complex arrangements. He has been recognized for his work in iStandard's producer showcase circuit, earning first place in 2015 for the Philadelphia area. That year, he went on to compete in their national showcase in Atlanta.